The scientists help to shape the campaign, train teachers and will look at the data gathered by students.
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Arnold van Vliet (Wageningen University, Netherlands)
I'm specialized in the development and coordination of citizen science networks. The main network is the Dutch phenological network Nature's Calendar (www.natuurkalender.nl) that aims to monitor, analyse, predict and communicate the timing of life cycle events like e.g. the start of flowering, appearance of butterflies and the arrival of migratory birds.
I'm specialized in communicating science to society. I'm coordinating the nature news website NatureToday.com where over fifteen nature organizations publish two nature reports per day on current developments in nature in The Netherlands.
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Karl Schneider (University of Cologne, Germany)
Plants largely control the water fluxes at the land surface through their seasonal development cycle and their physiological reactions. Transpiration by plants not only is the largest water flux at the land surface, it also determines food production as well as ecological functions. Thus, understanding how phenology works is essential to understand climate change effects on water resources. Being able to model and predict plant development, plant function and water fluxes allows us to develop strategies to adapt to climate change. Measurements taken with the GrowApp help us to understand local and regional effects upon plant development.
| ||Zorana Sedlar (Natural History Museum, Croatia) |
Botanist specialized in plant and vegetation ecology as well as vegetation change. Her floristic and vegetation knowledge together with field experience is adding to GLOBE phenology campaign quality .
| ||Lenka Hájková (Hydrometeorological Institute, Czech Republic) |
I'm responsible for the phenological network of wild plants in the Czech Republic. I communicate with voluntary observers, do field measurements, cooperate with experts on pollen, perform data analysis, disseminate results to the public and moreover I deal with agrometeorology and agroclimatology.
| ||Ene Kook (Tartu University, Estonia) |
The work of the GLOBE community in developing of the scientific worldview of young people across the Europe is important, considerable and amazing. I am pleased to contribute with my knowledge and experience as the specialist of botany of Tartu University and former high school teacher of biology.